The BJP State President, Biplab Kumar Deb, was unanimously elected as the leader of the Legislature Party in a meeting of the newly-elected members of BJP and its ally - Indigenous People's Front of Tripura in Agartala. The meeting also decided that Jishnu Debbarman will be the Deputy Chief Minister. The oath-taking ceremony. . . . .
In Meghalaya, National People's Party President Conrad Sangma took oath as the Chief Minister. Sangma was invited by Governor Ganga Prasad to form the government with the support of 34 MLAs in 60-member Assembly. They include 19 MLAs of the National People's Party, six of the United Democratic Party, four of the People's. . . . .
Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) of India. Mr. Rawat is the 22nd CEC of India. He succeeded Achal Kumar Joti. The government also appointed former finance secretary Ashok Lawasa as an Election. . . . .
The Home Ministry has proposed an increase in the number of seats in the Sikkim Assembly from 32 to 40. The expansion will be the first since the State merged with India in 1975.The seats are being increased to accommodate people from the Limboo and Tamang communities. Point to be noted: Benefited communities are Limboo. . . . .
Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its allies win 'super majority' (two third) in the lower house of Japan's Parliament Japan Parliament strength is 465 Japan's bicameral legislature. It is composed of a lower house called the House of Representatives and an upper house, called the House of Councillors
The Election Commission decided that the number of voters per polling station should not exceed 1,400 as the paper. . . . .
Soon non-resident Indians (NRIs) would be able to proxy-vote in elections in the country as the government was set to amend the Representation. . . . .
The average total assets of seven national parties increased by 530% between 2004-05 and 2015-16 from about 62 crores to 388 crores according to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR)